Food poisoning is never a pleasant condition to have. While many cases will pass fairly quickly, you can sometimes be left with a weak stomach for some time to come. You can potentially get food poisoning from any location where food has not been stored or prepared in the proper way. Cooking may not have been completed properly and the food may not have been at the proper temperature at some point during the entire process.
While cinema food poisoning is rare, there is nothing to say it cannot occasionally happen. For example you might end up with food poisoning if the machines used to prepare and provide food are not properly cleaned at the end of the day. You can sometimes get hot dogs and similar simple dishes at the cinema, and it is just as important to make sure these are safe to eat as anything else.
How likely is it that you could win cinema food poisoning compensation?
You would need to be able to prove you got the food poisoning from something you ate while you were at the cinema. This is easier to prove if you were not the only person to be affected. If lots of people were affected it may be quite easy to isolate a particular cinema as the source of the food poisoning. Some people will report a case of food poisoning if they suspect they got it from a particular source such as a cinema.
It could also be easier to win cinema food poisoning compensation if you went with a group of people and some of you were laid low with food poisoning afterwards. If you all ate the same thing it could be much easier to prove the cinema was at fault.
Finding proof of negligence
As you can see, finding appropriate evidence of negligence is very important if you want to make sure you can make a good case against a cinema. The majority of cinemas offer nothing but a great experience and have people in charge of the food area who are qualified to be there. If this is not the case, or there is some other issue, you could get compensation for being ill.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 if you think you could make a compensation claim as a result of being ill.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead